|| List of recent Latch Mechanism-related patents
| Dual pawl latch mechanism for a dual door assembly|
A latch mechanism used in conjunction with a dual door access system, wherein the dual door access system is actuated between a latched position and an open position by the latch mechanism using a dual pawl design which is configured such that each door in the dual door access system has its own dedicated latch pawl within the latch mechanism for retaining the doors in the latched position.. .
| Rifle charging handle|
An ambidextrously operated charging handle for use with the m16 family of firearms is provided. The charging handle provides a latch mechanism consisting of two extended handles which are in operational communication with each other.
| Spring assembly for latch mechanism|
A spring assembly for a latch mechanism includes a spring, a first support, and a second support. The spring includes a first end, a second end, and a plurality of coils extending therebetween.
|Retention mechanism having improved fatigue strength|
A retention latch mechanism having a retention spring of a first connector engageable with a retention feature of a second connector. The retention spring may include a spring arm having a distal, curved retaining portion that is resiliently received within the retention feature and a reinforced portion that is proximal of the distal retaining portion.
|Fiber optic connector|
A fiber optic connector arranged to be releaseably connected to a fiber optic adaptor. The fiber optic connector includes a body configured to receive and terminate two optical fibers, and a latch mechanism provided on the body.
|Removable payload containment systems for platforms, installation methods thereof, and payload integration kits for existing platforms|
Embodiments of the invention are directed to removable payload containment systems for platforms, installation methods thereof and payload integration kits for platforms. The removable payload containment system may include: a housing having internal space for components, the housing including at least one connector configured to couple with at least one corresponding connector of the platform when the system is installed in or on the platform; and a latch mechanism that couples to a member of the platform and is configured to maintain the system into substantially non-moving engagement with the platform when engaged therewith, and permit removal of the system from the platform when released.
|Screen attachment handle with latch|
A screen assembly is configured to be removably secured to an architectural opening. The screen assembly includes a screen frame having a screen member coupled thereto.
|Low profile copper and fiber optic cassettes|
A multi-port or multi-outlet cassette that may be configured as a low profile, high-density cassette. Selected embodiments include a bezel member having a projection positioned between each adjacent pair of outlets to help reduce crosstalk.
|Base for child safety carrier|
A base suitable for use with a child safety carrier includes a shell body, a platform movably assembled with the shell body, a latch mechanism and a plurality of cushion structures. The latch mechanism includes a holding frame and a latch, the holding frame being affixed with one of the shell body and the platform, and the latch being assembled with the other one of the shell body and the platform.
|Replacement door handle for vehicle|
A flush mounted, vehicle door handle includes a housing having an outer wall defining an interior recess and a handle pivotally coupled to the housing. A first portion of the handle is configured for pressing on a first side of a fulcrum and a second portion of the handle is configured for puffing on a second side of the fulcrum.
|Pressure relief latch mechanism|
A latch mechanism having a mounting bracket, a body portion, and a flange portion. The latch mechanism is used for connecting a first and second members.
|Infant crib having paired sets of vertically hinged doors for creating opening along entire side wall|
A displaceable sidewall of an infant crib made from outwardly rotatable bi-fold door sets that cooperate to open outward to provide limited or complete access to the bed space. Each of the doors has a latch mechanism to retain the doors in a closed position and the central doors have an interlocking locking and release means for ease of access and for maintaining the integrity of the sidewall when closed and locked..
|Resettable missile control fin lock assembly|
A fin lock assembly 12 for locking and unlocking missile fins 20 includes a piston 34 movable along a piston axis 44 between a locked position for preventing a fin from rotating and an unlocked position for allowing the fin to rotate. The fin lock assembly includes a camshaft 46 rotatable between a locked position and a relatively-rotated unlocked position about a cam axis 50 that is transverse the piston axis.
|Removable storage arrangement for a vehicle|
A cargo management system can include a receptacle and a removable storage device. The receptacle can be formed relative to an exterior panel of the vehicle and can have a rear wall spaced apart from an outer surface of the exterior panel.
|Guardrail for an elevated working platform|
A collapsible structure is described that can be erected to provide an elevated working platform having two ends and two sides. Two telescopically collapsible ladder frames (10, 12) are disposed above the level of the platform, one on each end of the platform.
|Deep set subsurface safety valve with a micro piston latching mechanism|
A subsurface safety valve is operable to close a fluid flow path by virtue of an axially movable flow sleeve. The valve includes a recockable actuator and a latch mechanism so that the valve can be moved to a closed position without overcoming the pressure head and frictional forces currently encountered in conventional safety valves.
|Firearm charging handle|
An improved charging handle for a firearm, specifically for automatic and semi-automatic rifles, where the charging handle is provided with operator engagement sides generally parallel to the long axis of the charging handle rod. In certain embodiments, the charging handle includes a latch mechanism comprising a non-pivoting pin for engagement with a detent on a firearm exterior surface and a biasing mechanism biasing the pin toward the elongate member, such that when the charging handle assembly is inserted fully into the firearm the pin engages the detent and is held in engagement by the biasing mechanism.
|Din or panel ground integral to connector body|
An electronics module housing includes an external recess adapted to receive an associated din rail or other associated mounting structure. A latch mechanism is associated with the external recess and is adapted to engage the din rail.
|Child safety seat assembly|
A child safety seat assembly includes a detachable child seat and a base. The child seat has a seatback, and a foremost end opposite to the seat back.
|Dipper latch mechanism|
A dipper assembly includes a body defining an outer surface and an opening, a door pivotably coupled to the body, and a latch mechanism releasably securing the door relative to the body. The door is pivotable between a closed position in which the door is positioned adjacent the opening and an open position in which the door is positioned away from the opening.
|Inertial lockout mechanism|
An inertial lockout mechanism is coupled to a latch mechanism, such that, during a collision event, the inertial lockout mechanism will move to an interference position such that the latch mechanism will be retained in a locked position as an inertial force is realized on the latch mechanism. Specifically tailored compression spring configurations ensure that the inertial lockout mechanism will move to the interference position before the latch mechanism can move to the unlocked position..
|Latch mechanism, electronic apparatus having the same, and method for removing a shell cover from a shell base using the same|
An electronic apparatus includes a shell base, a shell cover and a latch mechanism including an operating component, a pivot axle and a driving axle. The operating component has an access portion and two support portions extending through the shell cover.
|Cup singulation and denesting mechanism|
The cup singulation device of the present disclosure is an automated device, thus eliminating problems associated with users not able to extract single cups at a time, or destroying product by using too much force when doing so. A controller controls a cup holding table to present stacks of cups to an gripping device that grips and removes a single cup.
The present invention relates to a battery pack including a housing, a latch mechanism, a printed circuit board connected to electrical terminals, and an internal frame. The housing includes a first and second portion.
|Latch mechanism system for earthquake and child proofing a cabinet|
A latch mechanism system for earthquake and child proofing cabinet door is disclosed. The latch mechanism can be connected to a preexisting cabinet door and either a preexisting or a new door handle.
|Vehicle door latch mechanism|
A latch assembly includes a door latch member and a release member. The door latch member pivots between a latched position and an unlatched position.
|Core drilling tools with retractably lockable driven latch mechanisms|
Implementations of the present invention include a core barrel assembly having a driven latch mechanism. The driven latch mechanism can lock the core barrel assembly axially and rotationally relative to a drill string.
|Latch mechanism for a vehicle door lock device|
A vehicle door latch mechanism includes a resin body, a base plate and a sub base plate nipping this body. The body has an accommodating portion capable of accommodating a latch and a pawl, an insertion groove through which a striker is inserted, a cantilever support portion nipping the striker with a facing inner wall surface, a receiving portion for restricting inclination of the cantilever support portion to a predetermined amount, and a cushion accommodating portion capable of accommodating a cushion for pressing the cantilever support portion toward the striker.
|Deployable hood latch for pedestrian head protection|
A motor vehicle hood latch mechanism for engaging a striker of a hood having a closed locked position and a released position is disclosed. The mechanism includes a latch assembly attached to a chassis member.
|Tension link for drill floor substructure assembly|
The present invention relates to a new tension link drill floor level connection system for use on a drilling rig, as may be used in subterranean exploration. The present invention provides a tension link assembly for resisting separating forces incurred between sections of the substructure.
|Electrical connector assembly with an improved latch mechanism|
An electrical connector assembly (100) including a housing (1) having a channel (12) formed on a top surface thereof and extending along a mating direction, a latch mechanism (6) received in the channel and being capable of sliding in the channel, and a spring (8) received in the indentation. An indentation (1216) is formed in the channel.
|Pressure release slide latch mechanism|
A pressure release slide latch mechanism for a drawer slide assembly comprises an outer slide, an intermediate slide mounted in the outer slide, and an inner slide mounted in the intermediate slide, a channel plate having a track portion and a guide block attached to the outer slide and a carriage slidingly engaged and biased along the track portion. A pin of a follower pivotally attached to the inner slide engages the guide block to releasably maintain the drawer slide assembly in a closed position and releases upon an inward force applied to the drawer slide assembly..
|Vehicle door lock device|
A vehicle door lock device includes a latch mechanism having a latch and a pawl, and a lock mechanism having an open lever linked with the pawl. The lock mechanism is combined with the latch mechanism.
|Double hung latch and jamb hardware|
A fenestration operation hardware assembly includes latch mechanisms configured for coupling to respective top and bottom sashes, and a paddle member configured for coupling the latch mechanisms. The latch mechanisms include movable latch bolts, and at least one of the latch mechanisms includes an operator interface feature movable between at least initial and operating positions.
|Double hung operation hardware|
A fenestration operation hardware assembly includes at least one latch mechanism and an operation hardware assembly configured for coupling with a panel slidable within a frame. The latch mechanism includes a latch bolt and a latch biasing element coupled with the latch bolt.
|Full memory seat track mechanism|
A seat track assembly includes a latch mechanism operable to allow movement of a movable track relative to a fixed track between a plurality of positions. A memory mechanism is operable between a home position, coupled with the movable track, and a memory position, coupled with the fixed track, to define a selected position.
|Front opening wafer container with door deflection minimization|
A front opening wafer container suitable for 450 mm diameter wafers. The front door has a pair of latch mechanism externally operable on the sides of the door, each latching mechanism having a pair of latch tips extendible from top and bottom peripheries of the door into receivers in the door frame of the front opening of the container portion.
A latch and a method for preventing a latch from failing to open while a connected handle is lifted are provided. The latch includes a primary pawl pivotally mounted to the latch.
|Positive pressure-applying compliant latch mechanism|
A latch mechanism is provided for latching a field-replaceable unit within an enclosure. The latch mechanism includes a rotatable latch coupled to the field-replaceable unit, via a pivot, at a first side of the field-replaceable unit, and a compliant spring member disposed to act on the pivot.
|Door lock with removable handle and puck lock|
The present invention is directed toward a protector for a door latch mechanism. The protector comprises a shaft to which a removable handle is attached, a plate adapted to be fastened to a door, and a shroud extending from the plate and surrounding a portion of the shaft when the removable handle is removed.
|Heat exchanger door for an electronics rack|
An air-cooling apparatus is provided which includes a heat exchanger door and a catch bracket. The door is hingedly mounted to the air inlet or outlet side of an electronics rack, and includes: a door frame spanning at least a portion of the air inlet or outlet side of the rack, wherein the frame includes an airflow opening which facilitates airflow through the rack; an air-to-coolant heat exchanger supported by the door frame and disposed so that airflow through the airflow opening passes thereacross; and a door latch mechanism to selectively latch the heat exchanger door to the rack.
|Heat exchanger door for an electronics rack|
An air-cooling method is provided which includes providing a heat exchanger door and a catch bracket. The door is hingedly mounted to the air inlet or outlet side of an electronics rack, and includes: a door frame spanning at least a portion of the air inlet or outlet side of the rack, wherein the frame includes an airflow opening which facilitates airflow through the rack; an air-to-coolant heat exchanger supported by the door frame and disposed so that airflow through the airflow opening passes thereacross; and a door latch mechanism to selectively latch the heat exchanger door to the rack.
|Electrical connector with connector position assurance device|
An electrical connector is provided for mating with a mating connector and includes a housing and a fulcrum latch mechanism having a latch arm extending from a latching end to an actuation end. The latch arm is configured to rotate about a fulcrum that is located along the length of the latch arm between the latching and actuation ends such that the latching end is configured to move between a latched position and an unlatched position.
|Multi stage closure assembly|
A closure assembly for securing a moveable panel relative to a body of a vehicle includes a striker assembly and a latch mechanism. A biasing mechanism includes a bumper fixedly attached to the striker assembly, and an arm fixedly attached to the latch mechanism.
|Leverage tool for opening cargo containers|
A leverage hand tool for opening doors of a conventional cargo container provided with a latch mechanism having locking brackets and pivotal levers engaged with the locking brackets. The leverage tool is designed to amplify the lever arm formed by the pivotal container handle and make it easier to release the arm from the locking bracket.
|Retention mechanism device|
A retention latch mechanism having corresponding retention features and stress reducing members is provided herein. In an exemplary embodiment, the retention latch mechanism comprises a pair of spring arm retention features of a receptacle engageable with a corresponding pair of recessed retention features of an insertable tab and one or more backup spring members for reducing stress within the spring arms during insertion of the tab into the receptacle.
|Latch mechanism device and methods of use|
Latch mechanism devices for attaching components within a device and methods of use are provided herein. In one aspect, the latch mechanism includes a pair of deflectable members between which a protruding latch member, such as a latch pin, is inserted thereby separating the deflectable members.
A latch mechanism is provided comprising a latch and a cover arranged for attachment to the latch. The latch includes a latch body and a projection extending therefrom wherein, when the latch and cover are attached to one another, the projection extends from an inner surface of the cover.
|Opening/closing operation device for vehicle open/close door|
In an opening/closing operation device for a vehicle open/close door, a handle and a lever for transmitting an unlock operation force to a latch mechanism are turnably supported by an open/close door, and one end portion of the lever is brought into contact with a contact surface formed in the handle. In the contact surface, at least a portion to be in contact with the one end portion of the lever at an initial stage of the manipulation of the handle is formed in an inclined manner or curvedly: in a way that makes the portion situated more forward in a movement direction, in which the contact surface moves in response to the turn of the handle, as the portion comes closer to a rotary fulcrum of the lever in a direction along a plane orthogonal to the movement direction such that the portion intersects the plane..
|Articulating members for closure systems|
A closure assembly includes a striker assembly and a latch mechanism moveable along a longitudinal path relative to each other. One of the striker assembly and the latch mechanism includes a plate defining a first surface, and the other of the striker assembly and the latch mechanism includes an articulating member defining a second surface moveable into abutting engagement with the first surface of the plate.
|Lock striker alignment check fixture|
A door lock striker alignment check fixture includes a check fixture body having a tapered region engageable with a striker receiving slot of a door latch mechanism. The check fixture body defines an elongated slot for receiving a door striker.
|Retractable chain connector|
A mooring leg connector (4) is configured for use with a mooring chain part (3) of a mooring leg extending up from the sea floor to moor a floating structure (1) to the seabed. The connector has an elongate tubular element (5) extending in the mooring leg direction and a latch mechanism (6) for fixation of the mooring chain part to the floating structure to be moored and preventing movement along the mooring leg in the direction of the seabed.
|Vehicle immobilizing devices, systems, and methods|
A vehicle immobilizing device includes a lock, a user interface, memory configured to store an unlock code, and a processor. The lock has a latch mechanism and the processor controls movement of the latch mechanism from a locked position to an unlocked position so that the immobilizing device can be removed from a vehicle.
|Latch mechanism for manhole cover with captured operator|
A latch mechanism for a manhole cover in which a rotatable operator member has a threaded portion engaged with a threaded bore in a cam pin which rides in a pair of cam slots in a latching member to cause the latching member to be extended or retracted upon rotation of the operator member in either direction. The threads disengage when the latch member reaches a fully retracted position so that the operating member can freely spin thereafter in the same direction, while the threads reengage when the operator member is rotated in the opposite direction to begin movement of the latch member out of the housing..
|Pool safety fence|
A pool safety fence that includes a plurality of built-in and retractable latch mechanisms, a plurality of mesh fence panels that allows one or more persons to see through either side of the pool safety fence and a plurality of hinges that are attached to the mesh fence panels which allow the pool safety fence to fold-up to be stored. The pool safety fence also includes a plurality of ground stakes that are inserted into a ground surface to secure and stabilize the pool safety fence to the ground surface when in use, a plurality of multi-directional wheels that are disposed underneath each the mesh fence panel to allow the pool safety fence to be easily transferred or positioned and a motor to provide power to move the mesh fence panels into place as desired..
|Crane mat carrier|
A user-friendly crane mat carrier is provided for conveniently transporting, storing and supporting crane mats, pads and other items. The economical light weight crane mat assembly can comprise a frame assembly with a main load-supporting bar, crossbars and perimeter bars.
|Cementing whipstock apparatus and methods|
A system and method facilitate sidetracking by eliminating one or more trips downhole. A sidetracking system includes a whipstock assembly and a stinger assembly.
|Warewash machine with removal rotating arm and related method|
A warewash machine arm mechanism includes a liquid supply shaft assembly including a rotatable sleeve bearing mounted thereon, and an arm assembly including an elongated interior liquid flow space along an arm body and one or more liquid ejection orifices. The arm assembly is releasably mounted to the supply shaft assembly via a latch mechanism of the arm assembly that engages the rotatable sleeve bearing such that the arm assembly rotates with the rotatable sleeve bearing during ejection of liquid from the liquid ejection orifices..
|Articulated ladder rack for semi tractor|
There is provided an apparatus for storing a ladder on the outer rear wall of a cab of a semi tractor. It comprises an outer stationary frame that is bolted to the rear surface of the tractor cab proximate one side of the cab and contained within the outer frame are first and second panels that are pivotally joined to one another where one of the first and second panels is also pivotally joined to the stationary frame.
|Computing cart with sliding work surface|
Embodiments of the invention provide, among other things, computing carts with a storage compartment having a sliding work surface that selectively provides access to at least a portion of a storage space within the storage compartment. In some cases the storage space is defined at least in part by a storage chassis and a sliding work surface positioned over the storage chassis, with the sliding work surface at least in part defining a top extent of the storage space.
|Deep set subsurface safety system|
A subsurface safety valve is operable to close a fluid flow path by virtue of an axially movable flow sleeve. The valve includes a recockable linear actuator and a latch mechanism so that the valve can be moved from an open to a closed position as a result of axial movement of the flow sleeve without overcoming the pressure head and frictional forces currently encountered in conventional safety valves..
|Latch mechanism for portable electronic device|
A latching assembly comprises a bracket, and a hook. The hook comprises: a top; a base having a first portion proximate to a first end and a second portion proximate to a second end.
|Process of manufacturing a sharps container, and a method of storing sharps in a container|
A process of manufacturing a sharps container and a method of storing needles are disclosed. The sharps container utilizes a blocking member which does not interfere with a needle being inserted into the sharps container, and a latch mechanism which does not require a protruding tab.
|Portable surgical instrument|
A surgical instrument is provided and includes a housing including an elongated shaft. The housing includes a docking portion that includes one or more apertures defined therein and electrical circuitry disposed therein.
|Adapter with special fitting|
A clam shell shaped adapter for connecting a fluid output device and a fluid input device to establish a fluid path between the fluid output and input devices has two shells integrally connected by a living hinge. A first shell has a connector fitting end and a catheter end connected by a tubing.
|Motion activated non-lethal animal trap|
Disclosed is a non-lethal animal trap that comprises a housing, a mechanically actuated trap door, a motion sensor, and a microprocessor controlled tripping mechanism. The trap includes a pathway having a first and second entrance and a first and second trap door.
|Vehicle door handle device|
A hand grip has an arm and a leg. The arm and the leg extend through a door outer panel and are supported by a holder member and a frame member in a freely pivotable manner, respectively.
|Latch mechanism for preventing lancet oscillation in a lancing device|
A lancing device including a latch that pivots between a non-blocking position allowing a lancet carrier and a lancet to advance and retract through a first forward and reverse lancing stroke and a blocking position preventing further/excess/secondary oscillation of the lancet carrier and lancet. The pivotal latch can pivot about an axis perpendicular (e.g., for an l-shaped latch) or parallel/coaxial (e.g., for a sleeve latch) to the advancement and retraction motion of the lancet carrier and lancet..
|Exit device assembly|
An exit device assembly for use in association with a door having a top, a bottom and a generally vertical surface. The exit door assembly includes an exit device configured to be mounted on the surface of the door, the exit device including a manually movable member, a latch mechanism configured to be mounted adjacent one of the top and the bottom of the door, the latch mechanism including a latch movable between a locking position and a non-locking position, and a non-rigid device for causing movement of the latch in response to movement of the manually movable member..
|Impact sensitive latch actuation link for vehicle door|
An apparatus may include a latch mechanism, an actuator, and an actuation link. The latch mechanism may be movable to allow and restrict movement of a vehicle door relative to a vehicle frame.
|Ratchet and latch mechanisms|
A device for the application of a preload between a subsea wellhead and a conductor housing comprises an activating member (1), a support housing (2), a locking member (3), end means (9) for securing the support housing relative to the well-head. Movement of the activating member causes an inclined lateral movement of the locking member.